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Cinthia Marcelle

FGAP 2010 Main Prize winner

Cinthia Marcelle was born 1974 in Brazil. She graduated in fine arts from the Uni- versidade Federal de Minas Gerais and lives and works in Belo Horizonte. Her work has been commissioned for significant group exhibitions including the Biennal de la Habana, Cuba (2006), Biennale de Lyon (2007), Panorama da Arte Brasileira in São Paulo (2007) and Madrid (2008). She was awarded the International Prize for Performance in Trento, Italy (2006), and the annual TrAIN artist in residency award at Gasworks, London (2009).

Cinthia Marcelle makes films, photographs and installations. Her work is strongly performance-related and uses repetition as an artistic strategy. The endlessly repeated actions in her work are absurd and futile until they end up in geometrical forms, like abstract manifestos. Marcelle’s manifestos are as political as they are economical, reflecting subversively on social behaviour and social structures.

For the exhibition, Marcelle brings together the three films of a trilogy she has just finished. The newest of these films has its premiere at PAC.